[BCAB] Victor Trek Here But Initial Results Disappointing

Ian ian.macrae1 at sky.com
Thu Nov 30 14:08:54 GMT 2017


, Sounds like a bit of rerun of the first release of the Braille note touch

Sent from my iPhone

> On 30 Nov 2017, at 13:59, Jackie Brown <jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Kerry
> 
> I wasn't impressed when I saw Martin Roberts' Victor Reader Trek last weekend during our TechABreak weekend in Crewe.  I didn't want one anyway, but it just felt like a Victor Reader Stream with the Breeze bolted on.  Perhaps that isn't being fair, but it just didn't float my boat at all, and I am a VRS lover.  It amuses me sometimes when these products emerge, with the caveat that we have to wait a couple of months to receive the next instalment.  I wonder how a sighted person would feel when buying a car, only to be told that brake lights or petrol cap will be added later? (smile.)
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Jackie Brown
> Email: Jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info
> Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> Skype name: thejackmate
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Kerry Fielding
> Sent: 30 November 2017 13:49
> To: BCAB <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: [BCAB] Victor Trek Here But Initial Results Disappointing
> 
> HI folks.
> 
> So, my Trek arrived at around 10:45 this morning and I have to say initial results aren't going favourably but I'm hoping it's just teething problems.
> 
> 
> Firstly, when I opened up my Trek box I discovered that the weatherproof case was not there, although the wrist strap was, some good it does me. On phoning HW Europe it seems that no one has a case as they weren't delivered. Apparently we have to wait until January when the cases will just appear in the post at no extra cost to us.  I should think not.  So, no taking the Trek out in adverse weather conditions for us lot then.  Not sure how that's supposed to work in the winter in the North of England or anywhere in the UK for that matter.
> 
> However, as currently my Trek can only tell me what direction I'm headed in and at what speed, I guess I won't be using the GPS function anyway. It took over an hour to obtain GPS information and then when it did it told me absolutely nothing of any use. Pressing 6 simply tells me "next intersection unavailable".
> Fabulous haha.  i also know I'm not the only one experiencing these problems.
> 
> I currently only have English US TTS on my system also and there doesn't seem to be an English UK available.  It's also telling me when I go to the radio stations section, it's English North America.  So, whether the problem is that it thinks I'm in the USA and therefore is struggling I have no idea.  So, right now i have a glorified book reader that I paid double the amount for.  Let's hope HW Europe tech support get this resolved ASAP.
> 
> Kerry
> 
> --
> To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: https://www.bcab.org.uk/ Manage your subscription by logging in with your BCAB account details at : https://www.bcab.org.uk/user_mailman_register
> Access the publicly searchable list archives at: https://lists.bcab.org.uk/pipermail/bcab/
> To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email: moderator at bcab.org.uk.
> 
> 
> -- 
> To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: https://www.bcab.org.uk/
> Manage your subscription by logging in with your BCAB account details at : https://www.bcab.org.uk/user_mailman_register
> Access the publicly searchable list archives at: https://lists.bcab.org.uk/pipermail/bcab/
> To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email: moderator at bcab.org.uk.




More information about the Bcab mailing list